Writing a book is never about the book

Writing a book is never about writing a book. It’s an exercise in self-discovery. That’s why so few people ever finish the book(s) they start. They’re not ready to discover themselves. You can’t write if you can’t examine your own thoughts, feelings, and angst about your life. You just can’t. Maybe you can churn out business books, and non-fiction like they were the hottest things going – and some are. But you can’t write, really write, until you’re literally able to touch your own heart. Then it doesn’t matter if you write the damn book or not. You’ve done the hardest thing any of us can do – be real with ourselves. But write the book and try to sell it anyway – by then you’ll need to pay a therapist.